With more plastic in the world than stars in our galaxy, we were stoked to hear about a seriously cool art show cropping up in Perth on 12 March that’s tackling the issue head-on and inspiring us all to follow suit.
Called Plasticology, the exhibition brings together an impressive lineup of contemporary artists including Leeroy New, Angela Yuen, YuFang Chi and Eko Nugroho, who are upcycling plastic waste and repurposing it into climate-inspired next-level works of art.
Step into a kaleidoscopic representation of Manila’s polluted yet colourful streets dotted with otherworldly, animated characters thanks to Leeroy New’s microplastics installation.
From Indonesia’s Eko Nugroho, you can expect to see his trademark aesthetics of street art, graffiti, and comics come to life as he paints a stunning mural across an entire wall of The Goods Shed on opening night.
You’ll witness a magical display of shadows and silhouettes cast by skyline orbs crafted entirely from plastic toys, symbolising the sweat and hardship of Hong Kong’s labour and manufacturing boom, courtesy of Hong Kong's Angela Yuen.
And finally, Yu Fang Chi’s plastic bag immersive artworks is a fascinating representation of expansion and invisibility.
Plasticology Curator Sharmila Wood said of the exhibition, “By exploring creative ways of reusing and upcycling plastics we hope Plasticology will encourage the public to reflect on how we live in an era of climate crisis, and how creative solutions might provide an insight into thinking differently about how we approach issues like waste.”
Get down to The Goods Shed for the opening night of Plasticology on Thursday, 12 March and hear from the artists Eko Nugroho, Angela Yuen, Leeroy New and Yufang Chi but if you can’t make it, the exhibition runs until June. You can check out all the details here.
When: Opening 6pm to 8pm on Thursday, 12 March 2020
Where: The Goods Shed, 4 Shenton Rd, Claremont
Head here for more information.